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The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a Handbook

Hand specimen picture panel
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References

Appendix 1: Keywords and Definitions
Appendix 2: Physical Layout of Sherds Housed in the NRFRC

 

New Forest (Fine) Red-slipped ware 2 (NFO RS 2)

Seven samples

General appearance

Beakers, bowls and flagons with rouletted and white painted (7.5YR 8/2) decoration on a slipped surface are included in this group, which equates to Fulford’s (1975a, 25, Types 59–85) Fabric 1b. Slip varies in colour, although browns and red dominate: brown to dark brown, mottled to orange-brown where thinner (7.5YR 4/1–3/1, 7.5YR 4/2, 7.5YR 5/6–5/8, 2.5YR 4/2–4/3) or red (10R 6/8) are recorded.

Thin section

Exceptionally rare fragments of mica can be identified in this sample, but it is not considered diagnostic of the fabric.

See the related record on the Atlas of Roman Pottery on the Potsherd website

Plate 117: Fresh sherd break of NFO RS 2 (width of field 24 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 117: Fresh sherd break of NFO RS 2 (width of field 24 mm)

Plate 117.1: Photomicrograph of NFO RS 2 (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm). Click to see a larger version

Plate 117.1: Photomicrograph of NFO RS 2 (XPL) (width of field 1.74 mm)